Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 95

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Hardybodes   Balogh, 1970 (Figs 35-36, 93)

Balogh, 1970: 298.

Prodorsum: Rostral part of prodorsum modified, very high (well-visible in lateral view). Lamellae running marginally, thin, lamellar cuspis rounded, but its end not well observable, partly merging into prodorsal surface. Rostral and lamellar setae* T-shaped (?) interlamellar setae simple originating on the lamellar surface. Interlamellar region with complicated sculpture and structure, but higher protuberances absent. Sensillus directed outwards, spathulate. Tutorium hardly observable.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region normal, without hollow or cavity. Notogaster flat, humeral apophysis observable. Fifteen pairs of small but phylliform notogastral setae present, one of them arising on the humeral apophysis.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes short, epimeral borders fine, hardly visible. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Fourth pairs of legs originating comparatively at the back, genital aperture placed between them. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Setae ad1 and ad3 in postanal, setae ad3 in preanal position, very far from anal plates. Lyrifissure iad visible close to the posterolateral margin of this region.

Type species: Hardybodes mirabilis   Balogh, 1970. New Guinea.

* They were broken in the examined holotype.